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Cafe Noir - Robert Street restaurant

Robert Street, Limerick City, Limerick

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5 reviews

Reviewed 13th February 2011 ( visited 22nd January 2011 )

Love this place! The salads, soups, sandwiches are great and the desserts are fab. The only problem is getting a table.
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Il Primo restaurant

16 Montague Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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126 reviews

Reviewed 21st May 2007 ( visited 21st May 2007 )

I had read some of the reviews posted for this place and we decided to give it a go a few weeks back. The food wasn't very exciting and for the prices I would expect something more than ok. We won't be heading back there any time soon. Our waitress burned herself when a bowl of soup splashed back on her face as she came up the stairs (I hope she has recovered) but the service before and after was very good. Overall 2/5.
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66a Glasnevin Hill, North Dublin, Glasnevin, Dublin

The the food here is great, the pizzas are excellent. The staff are polite, helpful and friendly. We often order takeaway from here and would highly recommend Eataly!


The Italian Corner
23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Had brunch here today. French toast with berries, maple syrup and cream was nice, eggs florentine wasn't great. Would be happy with the breakfast if included in hotel room.


Texas Steakout
116 O'Connell Street, Limerick City, Limerick

Ten of us went here last Saturday. Everyone was really happy with the food and it was good value. Our waitress was a bit surly but overall we enjoyed our meal and will be back.


Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Had brunch in 66 today with a friend. She had the Brioche French Toast and I had the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. The food was great and the service was good too. Will definitely go back again.


Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 , Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

Went to Herbstreet last Sunday. It was packed but we were lucky and only had to wait a few minutes for a table. I had the eggs florentine and my boyfriend had blueberry pancakes both dishes were really good. The service was quick and efficient. I would definitely recommend the brunch here and will be back to try some of the great veggie options.


Cafe Noir - Robert Street
Robert Street, Limerick City, Limerick

Love this place! The salads, soups, sandwiches are great and the desserts are fab. The only problem is getting a table.


Jasmine Palace (Limerick)
O'Connell Street, Limerick City, Limerick

Went here on Saturday 22nd of January with a group of eleven friends. The restaurant was very busy after the rugby match; we had a table booked for 7.30pm and did not get our table until 9pm. Though the food was good as usual we were very disappointed with the service - we got no apology for the delay.


Dall' Italiano
Harts Corner, North Dublin, Glasnevin, Dublin

Great spot for lunch. Tasty paninis, good coffee and lovely homemade cookies. Staff are very friendly and helpful.


Wallace's Asti
15 Russell Street, Behan Square (just off the North Circular Road at Croke Park), City Centre North, Dublin

Ate here twice in the last few weeks and we were very happy on both occasions. The restaurant was quietish so the atmosphere wasn't great but the food made up for it. Crostini and salad starters were really good, mains of rissotto and arrabiata really tasty, homemade tiramisu is the best we've had in a long while. All this and a nice bottle of wine and the bill was 69 euro. Very good value I think. Service - quick and friendly. We'll be back and definitely recommend it.


The Italian Connection
95 Talbot Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Really good value and handy location on Talbot Street. Food isn't bad either!


Zaytoon (Lower Camden Street)
44-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

Atmosphere: didn''t really notice Food: the best thing for the long wait for a taxi at 4 o clock! Really good kebabs Service: fine Value: very good


Chameleon Restaurant
1 Lower Fownes Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Ate here last night with my partner we both had a rijst-tafel and we really enjoyed them. The perkedel, kari java and babi ketjap were excellent. For dessert we had pisang gorang - banana and chocolate in spring roll which was really nice. The service was great too.


13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

went here for brunch on Sunday.. had the eggs Florentine.. the English muffin was burnt, totally black and they still served it. my partner had french toast with berries and maple syrup was really nice.


Royal Dorbar - Closed
Unit 3 Cornmarket Row, Limerick City, Limerick

went here with a group of 12 for a birthday. all enjoyed the food and the staff were really friendly. would recommend.


Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant
39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

first time here, hadn't booked. got a table near the guitar player.. nice atmosphere. starters and mains were really good, particularly the mushroom tarte tatin and chicken and prawn main. dissapointing selection of desserts but otherwise overall really good


The Larder Restaurant
8 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here last night, we didn't have a booking but there were a few tables available. The atmosphere here was nice and the service was friendly, if a little inattentive. I went for the halloumi salad, there was no dressing on the salad but otherwise it was ok. My partner had an oriental beef skewer and said it was tasty. I had the nutroast for main and it was just ok. My other half had the lamb shank with mash and gravy, no veg included.. it was slightly lacking. We shared a banoffi and it was a 10/10. Overall though it was more like 4/10.


Mao Restaurant (Chatham Row)
2-3 Chatham Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here on Wednesday with some friends. It has a good atmosphere, staff were friendly and efficient and the food was good. I had Thai green curry it was very tasty. Both of my friends had nasi goreng which they loved.


The Steps Of Rome
1 Bird avenue, Clonskeagh, Clonskeagh, Dublin

Have been going here for years. The pizza here is really tasty and it's great value. You can sit and have a meal or just get a take away slice if you're in a rush.


The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin

A good place to go mid-week. There is a great atmosphere. Service is fine. The tapas are good. My friends and I keep going back for the patatas bravas.


South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

Have been here a few times after work. Its usually good. I love the haloumi with mango salsa. The portions are quite small but tasty.


Cafe Topolis
37 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We went here on Thursday and we were very disappointed. The starters were terrible, the potato and mushroom dish which I had loved on a previous visit was very greasy and the mussels were awful. The topping was burnt and they looked very unappetising. The pasta was no better. Both main courses were bland and oily.


3 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Bocca is great value for money especially considering the location. The food is usually good and the portions are huge.


73 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin

Seven has a nice atmosphere and the service was good. The chowder and steak were particularly good. Unfortunately the moroccan tagine was boring but we will go back when the veggie option changes.


Boulevard Cafe
27 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Went here last week. Unfortunately the restaurant was full of hen parties so it was very noisy but the main disappointment was the food. The starters were bland, the salad had no dressing, the pasta wasn't coated in sauce. The desserts were a little better but we definitely won't be returning.


Cafe Irie
11 Fownes street, le Bar, City Centre South, Dublin

Irie is my favourite place for lunch but its tiny so it can be hard to get a table. The sandwiches are great try the veggie club it’s really good!


Andersons Creperie
1A Carlingford Road, Drumcondra, Drumcondra, Dublin

I love this place. I've been here a number of times and both the savoury and sweet crepes are great. The staff are very friendly and are good with kids.


The Cake Cafe
62 Pleasants Place, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I was really looking forward to going to this place but I must have gone here on a bad day (it was a Saturday afternoon). The cakes were homemade and tasty but I was disappointed with the selection. The service was poor my sister had to ask for her cappuccino four times.


The Porterhouse (North )
Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin

Pub grub that is consistently good quality and very reasonably priced. Haven't had a bad meal there yet.


Il Posto
10 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Generally, the standard of food served is better than most, but you have Stephen's green prices though! I started with the calamari in a light crispy batter (this was a good description) and I had the fillet of beef with prosciutto, spinach red pepper and mozzarella baked in a thin herb pastry, this was delicious. The waiter advised the beef has to be rare or medium rare for this dish (probably to do with the pastry.. or a fussy chef!) ... anyway, I had it medium rare and it went very well with the other ingredients. My girlfriend's (vegetarian) meal didn't have the same effect on her as mine did on me. She went for the mushroom, spinach and gorgonzola to start which wasn't bad (with a disc of crispy parmesan on top which did nothing for it but someone obviously thought it looked good!) and the spaghetti with broad bean, sun dried tomato and spinach for main. There wasn't really a sauce with the spaghetti, more an oily dressing which the spaghetti sat in, waiting to be rescued. So if it were just my meal I was rating it would be 4/5 but overall I think 3/5 is about right. We didn't have desserts. So overall I was impressed but I will do well to get my girlfriend to go back here unless they improve the vegetarian selections! Having said that, she did have a few choices here and the likelihood is that some of the others were better. If some restaurants put more imagination into their vegetarian dishes and not just had them because they feel they have to have one on the menu, that would help!


Il Primo
16 Montague Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I had read some of the reviews posted for this place and we decided to give it a go a few weeks back. The food wasn't very exciting and for the prices I would expect something more than ok. We won't be heading back there any time soon. Our waitress burned herself when a bowl of soup splashed back on her face as she came up the stairs (I hope she has recovered) but the service before and after was very good. Overall 2/5.


Woodstock Cafe
156 Phibsboro Road, Phibsboro, Dublin

Always busy, particularly for breakfast. Not many eateries in Phibsboro but this is probably the pick. Breakfasts are good and the food turned out at the crepe and sandwich counter are pretty good too .. 3.5/5


80 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Quite expensive overall but on the whole it's worth it I think. The food is obviously the main thing and this can often be forgotten when reviewers get sidetracked. I'm not saying the atmosphere doesn't affect the experience but there’s no denying the quality of food is very good.


Bar Italia
26 Blooms Lane , Lower Ormond Quay, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin

I ate in Bar Italia last week, made a booking and was seated upon arrival. My girlfriend and I decided what to have and were waiting for our order to be taken when another couple sat down at the table next to us. A few minutes later, despite my best efforts to make eye contact with the waiter (who seemed friendly but inattentive), the couple next to us had their orders taken and we were left to wait longer. Eventually our order was taken as the waiter apologised, smiled and asked if we were ready! My starter of mussels was good and my girlfriend’s vegetarian dish was tasty too. I had the steak for main - ordered medium but came out rare (and not on the medium side of rare!). Don't usually complain and very rarely send anything back but I could not eat this. My girlfriend’s vegetarian main wasn't my cup of tea but she liked it, and that isn't usually the case (this is why I couldn't be a vegetarian - the choices are usually minimal but here there were a few options). When the bill came the steak had been taken off so at least that was something. Didn't stay for coffee or dessert.


101 Talbot
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

went back here for the first time in a while the other week.. quieter than it usually was for a Friday night. goats cheese tart/quiche starter was tasty but cold, celeriac rosti for main was very good and dessert was fine. good but overall not as good as usual.


Dax Restaurant
23 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Overall, this has to be one of the finest restaurants in the city centre. I eat out a couple of times a week and I have to say the service was excellent; the food was delicious and overall 4/5. It is not the cheapest but I would rather eat out a little less, spend a few euros extra when I do eat out and have a really nice meal.. Rather than spend less and eat out more! I can't recommend this place enough and will be going back.. Based on other reviews I'll try it for lunch some day too.

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